Wednesday, February 6, 2013

..and now for some GOOD NEWS!!

Sister Gerri of the Arizona Order of the SullivanSisters {a non-religious order of "sisters"} is getting married..you heard right..married!




After a long lifetime of not finding "Mr. Right"..she finally found him and his last name is not "Right" at all but "Riley"..{ the Mr. is the same though...}



Ah yes..a fine Irish name..and a fine find for Gerri who but almost gave up on the idea of finding him, when all the time, he was in her very neighborhood..

His wife had passed, Gerri had moved back from Arivaca after our brother passed..and it was just in the stars..to meet again after actually being neighbors a long time ago {the kind of neighbors where you have the same horse shoe-er (farrier) and a tip of the hat as one passed on the street}

Well, a few BBQ's and early morning horse rides later, he asked her for her hand in marriage...

Pretty amazing..he's in the "just-past-prime" of his life..a young 75..and she's an amazingly young 68.



{as if any of the Order of the SullivanSisters ever acted their ages!!}



 we were "X-treme" midgets for sure...
Ella was a great referee..

Second chances..new chapters..great book..fun read!

So, Mr. B and I are going on a road trip to the wedding, being held in his back yard, with family & friends & horses & dogs & Irish food..and of course, Irish drinks..what would you expect when the date of the wedding is St. Patrick's Day!?



As the youngest of the SullivanSisters..a little fact that I remind them of almost daily, it does my heart good to know she will be spending the rest of her life with one she loves and he with his love..and they will ride in the mornings as long as the good Lord sees fit..and their legacy of  "dreams do come true..in time" will resonate with their combined children and grandchildren.

Ain't life GRAND??

xoxo

13 comments:

Mellodee said...

Absolutely lovely story! Happy for them both. Just goes to show that love is always out there, the trick is finding it!

Pearl said...

What a happy time indeed! Congratulations to the young couple from me. See it's never to late...hugs, Pearl P.S. I love a good "love" story.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is beautiful news. I am so happy for her! May God bless them with many years together. You are never too old to fall in love.

Laurie said...

You brought tears of joy to my eyes, Colleen! How precious! I'm so happy for her and her fiance', Congratulations to them, and your fun, crazy family!!

Ming said...

Wishing the lovely couple years of health and happiness! Thanks for sharing.

just call me jo said...

I love second chances. I know they can be wonderful. Best wishes to what sounds like a darling couple.

Karen said...

Fabulous! Isn't it wonderful to see your family so happy?

wendy said...

What a great love story! So happy for both of them!.. Love all the pictures!

Muffy's Marks said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. And the wonderful addition to the Sullivan Family!!

Vee said...

Love these kind of love stories! So delighted to find you here again after all this time. I've been following you around pretty good on Pinterest just to freak you out and make you wonder about the joys of having a stalker, but gosh, you do have good stuff over there.

Linda said...

What GREAT news! I married at the age of 55 to a great man who was 69 at the time! I am so happy for your sister! Congratulations!

Jillian said...

Oh I am SO happy for Gerri and for you family! What a wonderful happily ever after she will have now. She has long since deserved it!

Debbs said...

Lovely news! Now that's gonna be a hooley and a half! Have fun :)